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NBA Playoffs: OKC Holds On, Heat Still Hot, Pacers Tied Up

The Knicks fell yet again in Miami while the Pacers evened the score against the Magic. The Thunder, meanwhile, survived yet another close game with the Mavs. ★ Amar'e Stoudemire Cuts Hand

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Amar'e Stoudemire Injury: Knicks' Forward Cuts Hand Punching Fire Extinguisher In Locker Room, According To Reports

Things have apparently gone from bad to worse for the New York Knicks. There was apparently a lot of commotion in the locker room following the team's 104-94 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series, and the reason is because Amar'e Stoudemire reportedly hurt his hand punching a fire extinguisher in frustration. Via Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

The Knicks are saying that Stoudemire has a "laceration" on his left hand, and paramedics were called to the scene.

Stoudemire has struggled mightily since returning from a back injury, scoring just nine points in Game 2 and struggling on defense.

For more on the Knicks, visit Posting and Toasting and SB Nation New York.


Heat Vs. Knicks, NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 2, Final Score: Miami Outpaces New York, 104-94

There's really not much to say: there was no defining moment, no superstar performance, no game-changing role player off the bench, no real goats: just the Miami Heat being better than the Knicks to the extent that Miami's second half lead never seemed in danger even as it never got out of hand.

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh combined for 65 of the Heat's 104, with Wade and James each finishing their share of unnecessarily impossible-looking plays at the rim. Carmelo Anthony followed up on a 21-point first half to finish with 30, but nobody on the Knicks did enough to make a difference. (Although I see you, Baron Davis, with 12 points on some threes and flashy assists.)

Now the Knicks are down 0-2, and with their 12th consecutive playoff loss, tying a record for most in a row, set by the Grizzlies. With the seeming talent disparity between these squads, one wonders whether that streak will be snapped in this postseason or whether success-starved Knicks fans will have to wait yet another year.

Noteworthy GIFs and videos:

Dwyane Wade disregards Mike Bibby's shoe needs

Ronny Turiaf and Erik Spoelstra compete to see who can celebrate better

Melo face-guards LeBron

Stay in this storystream for more on tonight's action. For news and analysis on these two teams, check out Peninsula Is Mightier and Posting And Toasting.

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